Troy Hein is a native of Portola, CA. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX in 1996. Troy's broadcasting career began in college, as a play by play announcer for area high school basketball.
Troy came to WFMZ from KLTV in Tyler, TX, where he was sports reporter/anchor. Troy has been WFMZ's Sports Director and main sports anchor since 2000, also producing and hosting the award winning football program, The Big Ticket. Troy has won five Associated Press awards for his work at WFMZ and with the sports team on the Big Ticket. Troy also volunteers his time with area charity organizations, including the Angel 34 Foundation started by former Northampton student-athlete Nicole Sheriff, and Bucks County's Relay for Life Organization. He has enjoyed working with the American Heart Association for the Lehigh Valley Heart Walk, and visiting schools during the AHA's Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Programs.
Troy just published his first children's book, Jay at Play: The Big Hit which is a baseball story based on events from his childhood with his brother Jay. The book is available at amazon.com.
When Troy isn't working, he enjoys playing sports, basketball and golf mostly.